RFBP is JICA, JAPAN funded mega project being implemented by Forest Department, Government of Rajasthan involving a dozen NGOs and consultants at state level and division level to enhance forest area and livelihood opportunities of forest dependent people and to conserve biodiversity by undertaking afforestation and biodiversity conservation measures through JFM approach, thereby contributing to environmental conservation and socio-economic development of Rajasthan.
The project will cover 650 villages during the project from 10 desert districts and 5 non desert districts of Rajasthan state. Apart from these districts project will also cover areas of in and around up to 2 km of boundaries of protected area of seven SANCTURIES of state.
One of the biggest achievement of NYVAS is getting an opportunity to transform the desert and so the Rajasthan. We have to implement the project at division level in Bikaner district. The division has been divided various clusters and each cluster comprises seven to eight villages. We are working in 24 desert villages of PUGAL, KHAJUWALA AND KOLAYAT TEHSIL of BIKANER District under RFBP, Phase II.
Micro planning is a backbone of all kind of activities for the Project. Micro plan lists out all activities required for proper integrated socio-economic development of the village and its inhabitants taking into account the natural, ecological, social, human, animal and skill based resources of the village. The preparation of micro plan shall be undertaken in all project villages by NGO with the participation of village members. Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) methodologies shall be used to identify and prioritize the various needs of the communities. The approved micro plans shall form the basis of the implementation of the project in the village.
CET activities shall include organization of awareness Camps at VFPMC level arranged with support of NGO, workshops and seminars at DMU level as well as miscellaneous general publicity and documentation at the DMU level. The PMU prepares standard guidelines for publicity and documentation to be adopted by the DMUs.
One Village forest protection management committee (VFPMC) shall be formed and one Village level worker (VLW) shall be appointed in each of the project villages to support the VFPMCs in undertaking various project activities in the village. VFPMCs shall be responsible for hiring and monitoring the performance of the VLWs.
These VFPMC will organise and manage the plantation work and shall take care of exiting forest and increased forest cover during and after completion of the project. And to do so they shall be trained by us.
Identification of poor and forest dependent people shall be undertaken during micro planning. SHG of the poor and forest dependent people shall be formed by the NGO. On an average, 3 SHGs (newly formed and/or existing SHG) shall be targeted in each village.
Existing SHGs shall be taken up under the project only if they consist of the poor and forest dependent people and fits under the project guidelines.
Traditional skills based activities (such as handicrafts) Activities involving value addition of local resource (minor forest produce etc.) Agriculture and allied activities (especially improved animal husbandry) & Other Vocations and trades
Training and workshop for skill improvement and livelihood activities are being organised for member SHGs. Some SHGs had been formed to support plantation activities through raising nursery of more than 1 lakhs plants capacity and remaining SHGs had been formed for livelihood generation activities.
A wide range of training options shall be identified under the project. This shall, inter alia, include vocational trainings (such as tailoring, weaving, agro products processing, handicraft, soft toys making) as well as training on value addition minor forest produce (MFP).
|YEAR||ACTIVITY TO BE PERFORMED||EVENT
|YR1-2||Awareness Generation||awareness among stakeholders|
|YR1||PRA exercise||Creation of required reports and conduct of exercise in the village|
|YR1||preparation of Micro plan report||Document duly approved|
|YR1||Formation of VFPMC/EDC||Registration of VFPMC/EDC|
|YR1||Training / capacity building of VFPMC/EDC|
|YR2||Identification of potential IGAs||Acceptance and Approval of report by PMU|
|YR2||Identification of potential SHG for identified IGA||Acceptance and Approval of report by PMU|
|YR2||Formation of SHG||Formation and registration of SHG|
|YR2||Capacity Building of SHG|
|YR2||Activation of SHG|
|YR3||Developing Credit Linkages for SHGs||Receipt of credit by SHG|
|YR3||Value addition/ processing and production of output by SHGs||Generation of product by SHGs|
|YR3||Development of marketing Linkages||Ensured availability of market for sale of product|
|YR3/YR4||marketing of produce||Sale of produce and receipt of income|
|YR3||review of Micro Plans||Review report|
|YR1-5||Social Audit of Works and activities of VFPMC/EDC/SHG||Conduct of social audit|
|YR1-5||Implementation of Micro plan||Completion of activity|
|YR1-5||Functioning of VFPMC/EDC/SHG||Conduct of required meetings|
|YR4-5||Repayment of loans by SHGs||Repayment Instalments comes into VFPMC account|
|Implementation of activity|
|YR2-5||Audit of VFPMC/EDC/ SHG accounts||Conduct of Audit and approval of audit report in general body Meeting of VFPMC|
|YR3||Development of Exit Plan||Plan prepared by NGO. Approval of DMU|
|Implementation of activity mentioned in the exit Plan|